Sexual Harassment Policy and Employee Handbook Updates
From social media to the nightly news, it is hard to miss the prevalence of the sexual harassment issue impacting every industry. Unwanted sexual behavior can result in lengthy and expensive legal battles and cause a PR nightmare. If we learned anything in 2017, it’s that businesses of all sizes need a policy in place that prevents any employee from the feeling of an unsafe workspace.
It’s important for both executives and employees to know the policies and the law.
This session will be led by James B. Yates. Mr. Yates represents public and private sector employers in all facets of labor and employment law. He has achieved the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification. A member of Eastman & Smith, Mr. Yates’s practice encompasses collective bargaining, general personnel planning and counseling, equal employment opportunity matters, workers’ compensation and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). He regularly consults with clients regarding the drafting and implementation of employment policies and conducts supervisor training.